Good Citizens Need Not Fear – Maria Reva
epub | 2.25 MB | English | Isbn:B07RJZQHGN |
Author: Maria Reva | PAge: 206 | Year: 2020
A brilliant and bitingly funny collection of stories united around a single, crumbling apartment building in Ukraine that heralds the arrival of a major new talent ("Reva is a miracle writer…You’ve never read anything like [these stories]."-Elizabeth McCracken, author of Bowlaway)
A bureaucratic glitch omits an entire building, along with its residents, from municipal records. So begins Reva’s ingeniously intertwined narratives, nine stories which span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union. But even as the benighted denizens of 1933 Ivansk Street weather the official neglect of the increasingly powerless authorities, they devise ingenious ways to survive.
In "Bone Music," an agoraphobic recluse survives by selling contraband LPs, mapping the vinyl grooves of illegal Western records into stolen x-ray film. A delusional secret service agent in "Letter of Apology" becomes convinced he’s…
Category:Absurdist Fiction, Historical Russian Fiction, Humorous Literary Fiction